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NASA to Cover Northrop Grumman Cygnus Departure from Space Station

Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Tuesday, June 28, more than four months after delivering 8,300 pounds of supplies, scientific investigations, commercial products, hardware, and other cargo to the orbiting laboratory for NASA. Live coverage of the spacecraft’s departure will begin at 5:45 a.m. EDT on the NASA Television media channel, the agency’s website,…

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NASA Awards Facilities Engineering Design, Inspection Services Contract

NASA has awarded the Facilities Engineering Design and Inspection Services (FEDIS) II contract to Vanguard Pacific LLC of Foley, Alabama, to provide architect and engineering design services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a potential mission services value of $25.6 million and a maximum potential IDIQ value of $22.5 million,…

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NASA to Discuss Psyche Asteroid Mission

NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday to provide an update on the agency’s mission to study the Pysche asteroid. Audio of the briefing will livestream on the agency’s website.   Teleconference participants include: Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington Laurie Leshin, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern…

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NASA Sets Live Launch Coverage for CAPSTONE Mission to Moon

NASA will air live launch coverage of the agency’s Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE), the first spacecraft to fly a specific unique lunar orbit ahead of future missions with crew. CAPSTONE is targeted to launch no earlier than Monday, June 27, aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in Mahia,…

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NASA Introduces 2022 Class of Flight Directors

Lee esta nota de prensa en español aquí. NASA has selected seven new additions to the team of flight directors to oversee operations of the International Space Station, commercial crew, and Artemis missions to the Moon. The inductees in the class of 2022 include Heidi Brewer, Ronak Dave, Chris Dobbins, Garrett Hehn, Nicole McElroy, Elias Myrmo, and Diana Trujillo.  After completing a comprehensive…

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IBM Reveals New AI and Cloud Powered Fan Experiences for Wimbledon 2022

As the Official Technology Partner of The Championships for the past 33-years, IBM continues to accelerate innovation at Wimbledon and improve the digital fan experience LONDON/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the All England Lawn Tennis Club today unveil new ways for Wimbledon fans around the world to experience The Championships digitally, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) running on IBM Cloud…

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NASA Awards Contracts for Mission Enabling Services

NASA has awarded the Mission Enabling Services Contract (MESC), which consists of five individual contracts, to four companies to support highly specialized mission-enabling spaceflight and aircraft management services within the Flight Operations Directorate at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The combined maximum potential value of the contracts, including all options and incentives, is $103.4 million. The work will…

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NASA Administrator Announces Next NAC Meeting, New Members

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Wednesday the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) will convene its next meeting on August 9-10. Nelson also appointed new members to the NAC, who will provide leadership counsel and advice on agency programs and priorities. “NASA remains a global leader in exploration as a result of having a world-class workforce and the NASA Advisory Council is…

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NASA Announces Artemis Concept Awards for Nuclear Power on Moon

NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are working together to advance space nuclear technologies. The agencies have selected three design concept proposals for a fission surface power system design that could be ready to launch by the end of the decade for a demonstration on the Moon. This technology would benefit future exploration under the Artemis umbrella. The contracts, to be awarded…

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SPACEX WATCH LIVE: GLOBALSTAR FM15 MISSION

SpaceX is targeting Sunday, June 19 for launch of Globalstar FM15 to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The instantaneous launch window opens at 12:27 a.m. ET, 4:27 UTC. A backup launch opportunity is available on Monday, June 20 at 12:05 a.m. ET, 4:05 UTC. The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting…

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